Is Social Media transforming the role of the teacher?

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Is Social Media transforming the role of the teacher?

  1. 1. Is Social Media transforming the role of the teacher?
  2. 2. Becoming a 21st century teacher“From primary role as a dispenser ofinformation to orchestrator of learningand helping students turn informationinto knowledge and knowledge intowisdom.”Read more at http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/What_is_21st_Century_Education.htm
  3. 3. Becoming a digital citizen“The ability to use digital technology,communication tools or networks tolocate, evaluate, use and createinformation.”Read more at http://www.slideshare.net/julielindsay/digital-literacy-elearning-ideals-in-the-21st-century andDeveloping digital literacy at http://ecommunities.tafensw.edu.au/
  4. 4. Becoming a facilitator of social learning“Social learning is not about “plan andorganise” to “command and control” –but about “encourage and support” to“connect and collaborate.”Read more at http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2012/03/23/10-things-to-remember-about-social-learning-and-the-use-of-social-media-for-learning/
  5. 5. Becoming a learning designerThe way we design what we do – planour learning objectives, resources andlesson tasks and activities (or learningdesign) – maximises the onlinelearning tools at our disposal.
  6. 6. Designing activities using social applications in your content area for:• Active learning• Co-operative learning• Problem based learning• Shared learningRead more about Nancy Rubin’s learning design tips athttp://ecommunities.tafensw.edu.au/pluginfile.php/1865/course/section/1304/Social%20media%20in%20the%20classroom_Nancy%20Rubin.pdf
  7. 7. Roles teachers play in social networks1. Amplifying2. Curating3. Wayfinding & socially-driven sensemaking4. Aggregating5. Filtering6. Modelling7. Persistence presenceRead more about Teaching in Social & Technological Networks at http://www.connectivism.ca/?p=220
  8. 8. Connecting with a network of knowledge and resourcesIncreasingly the classroom teacher isnot the only expert in the field but apart of a globally connected group ofexperts where they can draw on anetwork of knowledge and resourcesat a click or tap.

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